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Undergraduate Programs

Each of the four undergraduate degrees offered by Lane Department requires core courses in math, science, programming and logic design. At the advanced level, each of the degree programs provides a broad spectrum of knowledge in its field, but also provides the opportunity for specialization through emphasis areas, electives, independent research projects and directed studies. The program also provides a broad general education necessary to put technical knowledge into perspective.

Programs 

Programs

Bachelor of Science in Biometric Systems

Biometric systems are composed of complex hardware and software designed to measure a signature of the human body, compare the signature to a database and render a decision for a given application based on the identification achieved from this matching process. Uses of biometric systems for positive personal identification are experiencing rapid growth in such areas as law enforcement, access control, banking and a wide range of business and administrative systems. In an even broader application context, biometric systems are having a revolutionary impact on healthcare and the enhancement of the human computer interface including in vivo identification of specific human conditions via implantable devices and the automated administration of life-saving medical therapies. The continued rapid advance of integrated sensor, signal/image processing, computer and mass storage technology promises to extend these applications further into our daily lives with even the most inanimate objects able to identify, interact with and assist their users.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Computer engineers design, develop, test and oversee the manufacture and maintenance of embedded computer hardware and software. Computer engineers are part electrical engineer and part computer scientist. Embedded computer systems include applications in the automotive, communications, radio and television, consumer electronics, aircraft, robotics and healthcare industries. Computer engineers design, develop, test, manufacture and maintain complex systems including digital communications systems such as cell phone networks, computer networks such as the Internet and system-level software such as operating systems and applications software.

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The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Computer science is a discipline that involves the understanding and design of computational processes. The discipline ranges from a theoretical study of algorithms and information processing in general, to a practical design of efficient and reliable software that meets given specifications. This differs from most physical sciences, engineering included, that separate theoretical underpinnings of the science from applications within it.

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The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science is accredited by the Computer Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity experts learn to secure critical information, as well as to prevent, detect and respond to digital threats to society’s information infrastructure. Students enrolled in the program will learn skills to prepare them for careers as security professionals in business, manufacturing, banking, healthcare, law enforcement and national defense. Core requirements for the program include a solid foundation in programming and computer science, as well courses that address core technical aspects of cybersecurity including secure software development, host-based cyber defense and attacks and countermeasures. Additional courses will be offered in cryptography, information ethics and cybercrime, bringing a well-rounded perspective to the field.

Download the cybersecurity plan of study (PDF).

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers design, develop, test and oversee the manufacture and maintenance of equipment that uses electricity. Electrical equipment includes power generating and transmission equipment, motors, machinery controls, instrumentation in cars and aircraft, robots, computers, communications equipment and healthcare equipment.

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The Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Dual Bachelor of Science in Biometric Systems and Computer Engineering

Students who wish may pursue both the BSBS degree and the BSCpE degree simultaneously. This can be accomplished by declaring your intentions to your advisor (normally by the middle of your sophomore year) and taking all classes necessary to complete the joint requirements for both degrees.

Dual Bachelor of Science in Biometric Systems and Electrical Engineering

Students who wish may pursue both the BSEE degree and the BSBS degree simultaneously. This can be accomplished by declaring your intentions to your advisor (normally by the middle of your sophomore year) and taking all classes necessary to complete the joint requirements for both degrees.

Dual Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Computer Engineering

Students who wish may pursue both the BSCS degree and the BSCpE degree simultaneously. This can be accomplished by declaring your intentions to your advisor (normally by the middle of your sophomore year) and taking all classes necessary to complete the joint requirements for both degrees.

Dual Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering

Students who wish may pursue both the BSEE degree and the BSCpE degree simultaneously. This can be accomplished by declaring your intentions to your advisor (normally by the middle of your sophomore year) and taking all classes necessary to complete the joint requirements for both degrees. Any student pursuing both degrees must be officially listed as primary CpE and secondary EE.

Minor in Computer Science

Any student may take a minor in computer science. A grade of C or better must be earned in each of the following: CS 110, CS 111, one from CS 210/220/230, CS 310, CS 350 and CS 4xx.

Curriculum

Capstone Design Project

During the senior year, each student will undertake a rigorous two semester Capstone Design project, in which students work as teams with faculty and industry mentors to design, implement and demonstrate a working project. These projects allow you to show off both your technical and leadership skills which will help you towards your career goals. Programs include national and international competitions; projects in industry, which are sent to us directly from real-world companies and international and service-oriented missions.

Faculty Mentors

Muhammad Choudhry
262 AER
304.293.9685
machoudhry@mail.wvu.edu

Parviz Famouri
362 AER
304.293.9689
parviz.famouri@mail.wvu.edu

Mark Jerabek
245 AER
304.293.9695
mark.jerabek@mail.wvu.edu

Powsiri Klinkhachorn
259 AER
304.293.9696
powsiri.klinkhachorn@mail.wvu.edu

Xin Li
352 AER
304.293.9125
xin.li@mail.wvu.edu

Roy Nutter, Jr.
257 AER
304.293.9131
roy.nutter@mail.wvu.edu

Chris Randall
251 AER
304.293.9678
chris.randall@mail.wvu.edu

Cynthia "Cindy" Tanner
250 AER
304.293.9138
cynthia.tanner@mail.wvu.edu

Matthew Valenti
361 AER
304.293.9139
matthew.valenti@mail.wvu.edu

Undergrad Handbook

Admission Requirements

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